Category Archives: Mystery

Yours Truly

Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick Grades 4 & up The Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes are back in this sequel to Absolutely Truly. Truly has settled into her new town, and is enjoying the Maple Madness that comes with spring … Continue reading

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The Great Shelby Holmes

The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg Grades 4 & up John Watson has just moved to New York with his mother, after growing up on a variety of military bases. He meets his upstairs neighbor, Shelby Holmes, on move … Continue reading

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Dead Air

Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman Grades 4 & up This book about a ghost-hunting TV show is super fun and just the right amount of creepy! Kat Sinclair’s grandmother starred in horror movies and Kat has been watching them since … Continue reading

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Framed!

Framed! by James Ponti Grades 4 & up Florian Bates has moved a lot because of his parents’ jobs. In order to help him cope with constantly being the new kid in school, he developed TOAST. No, not the bread … Continue reading

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Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein Grades 4 & up Kids all over the United States are disappointed that they didn’t have a chance to compete in Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (I know, aren’t we all?), so Mr. … Continue reading

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FunJungle Mysteries

Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs Grades 3 & up Henry the Hippo, the not-so-beloved mascot of FunJungle, has just been found dead in Hippo River, possibly murdered. Since the FunJungle management wants to keep it on the down low, Teddy … Continue reading

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The Blackthorn Key and Mark of the Plague

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands Grades 4 & up Christopher Rowe was fortunate not only to be chosen as an apothecary’s apprentice from the orphanage, but also to end up with a kind and clever master like Benedict Blackthorn. … Continue reading

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The Detective’s Assistant

The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan Grades 4 & up Based on the real-life cases of Kate Warne, the first female detective hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, this book imagines an eleven-year-old niece (Nell) for her. Nell has no … Continue reading

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The Tiara on the Terrace

The Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher Grades 4 & up Fresh off their crime solving in The Wig in the Window, Sophie and Grace are volunteering at the Winter Sun Festival (which seems loosely based on the Tournament … Continue reading

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Nooks & Crannies

Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson Grades 4 & up The only joy that Tabitha Crum finds in this world are the Inspector Percival Pensive mysteries that she loves to read and her pet mouse, Pemberly. The rest of her … Continue reading

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